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Ancient Hebrew Dictionary - Indexed by Ancient Hebrew Word
(1000 Most Common Hebrew Words in the Hebrew Bible)
By Jeff A. Benner


מֵאָה mey-ah Hundred 3967 A specific number but also a large amount without any reference to a specific number. AHLB

מְאֹד me-od Many 3966 A large but indefinite number. An abundance of things (many, much, great), actions (complete, wholly, strong, quick) or character (very). AHLB

מְאוּמָה me-u-mah Anything 3972 An indeterminate amount or thing. AHLB

מָחָר ma-hhar Tomorrow 4279 The next day. At a time following. AHLB

מָחֳרָת ma-hha-rat Morrow 4283 The next day. At a time following. AHLB

מַאֲכָל ma-a-kal Nourishment 3978 Food; nutriment. For giving sustenance and making one whole. AHLB

מאן ma-an Refuse (verb) 3985 To express one's self as being unwilling to accept. AHLB

מאס ma-as Reject (verb) 3988 To refuse an action or thought that is not wanted or is despised. AHLB

מִבְצָר meev-tsar Fence 4013 A walled place of protection and confinement. AHLB

מִגְדָּל meeg-dal Tower 4026 A structure higher than its diameter and high relative to its surroundings. Place of great size. AHLB

מָגֵן ma-geyn Shield 4043 A broad piece of defensive armor carried on the arm. A protective structure. Wall of protection. AHLB

מִגְרָשׁ meeg-rash Pasture 4054 A place for grazing livestock, usually on the outskirts of a village or city. AHLB

מִדְבָּר meed-bar Wilderness 4057 A tract or region uncultivated and uninhabited by human beings. Place of order, a sanctuary. AHLB

מדד ma-dad Measure (verb) 4058 To determine the length of something by comparing it to a standard of measure. AHLB

מִדָּה mee-dah Measurement 4060 A size or distance that is determined by comparing to a standard of measure. AHLB

מְדִינָה me-dee-nah Province 4082 The jurisdiction of responsibility of a judge or lord. AHLB

מַיִם ma-yeem Water 4325 The Liquid of streams, ponds and seas or stored in cisterns or jars. The necessary liquid that is drank. AHLB

מָּה mah What 4100 Interrogative expressing inquiry about the identity, nature, or value of an object. Something that is unknown; can also be why, when or how. AHLB

מהר ma-har Hurry (verb) 4116 To carry or cause to go with haste. AHLB

מוט mot Shake (verb) 4131 To waver as a green branch. AHLB

מול mul Circumcise (verb) 4135 To cut off the foreskin of a male. AHLB

מוּל mul Forefront 4136 In front of or at the head of, in space or time. AHLB

מוּסָר mu-sar Instruction / Bond 4148 Knowledge, information or example imparted to provide guidance, correction and discipline. AHLB

מוֹעֵד mo-eyd Appointed 4150 A person, place, thing or time that is fixed or officially set. AHLB

מוֹפֶת mo-phet Wonder 4159 An amazing sight or event that causes one to be dismayed. Something out of the ordinary. AHLB

מוֹצָא mo-tsa Going Out 4161 Coming or issuing out, such as a spring or words from the mouth. AHLB

מוֹשָׁב mo-shav Settling 4186 The place of sitting, resting or dwelling, usually temporarily. AHLB

מָוֶת ma-wet Death 4194 A permanent cessation of all vital functions; the end of life. AHLB

מות mut Die (verb) 4191 To pass from physical life; to pass out of existence; to come to an end through death. The hiphil (causative) form means "kill." AHLB

מִזְבֵּחַ meez-bey-ahh Altar 4196 The place of sacrifice. AHLB

מִזְמוֹר meez-mor Melody 4210 A musical composition plucked on a musical instrument. A song set to music. AHLB

מִזְרָח meez-rah Sunrise 4217 When the first light of the sun comes over the horizon. An eastward direction as the place of the rising sun. AHLB

מִזְרָק meez-raq Sprinkling Basin 4219 A container of liquid that is used to drip the liquid. AHLB

מחה ma-hhah Wipe Away (verb) 4229 To remove by drying or sweeping away through rubbing; to polish in the sense of a vigorous rubbing; erase. AHLB

מַחֲלְקָה ma-hhal-qah Portion 4256 The part received from what was divided. AHLB

מַחֲנֶה me-hha-neh Campsite 4264 A place suitable for or used as the location of a camp. The inhabitants of a camp. AHLB

מַחֲשָׁבָה ma-hha-sha-vah Invention 4284 A product of the imagination. Designing or planning of inventions or plans. AHLB

מַטֶּה mat-teh Branch 4294 A branch used as a staff. Also, a tribe as a branch of the family. AHLB

מָטָר ma-tar Precipitation 4306 A rain, snow or exceptionally heavy dew. AHLB

מִן meen From 4480 A function word indicating a starting point or origin. AHLB

מִין meen Kind 4327 A category of creature that comes from its own kind as a firm rule. AHLB

מכר ma-khar Sell (verb) 4376 To give up property to another for money or another valuable compensation. AHLB

מְעָרָה me-a-rah Cave 4631 A natural underground chamber or series of chambers that open to the surface. A hole in the rock. AHLB

מלא ma-la Fill (verb) 4390 To occupy to the full capacity. The piel (intensive) form means "fulfill." AHLB

מָלֵא ma-ley Full 4392 Containing as much or as many as is possible or normal. AHLB

מַלְאָךְ mal-akh Messenger 4397 One who bears a message or runs an errand. Walks for another. AHLB

מְלָאכָה me-la-khah Business 4399 The principal occupation of one's life. A service. AHLB

מִלָּה mee-lah Comment 4405 A word or speech as a remark, observation, or criticism. AHLB

מְלֹא me-lo Filling 4393 An act or instance of filling; something used to fill a cavity, container, or depression. AHLB

מֶּלַח me-lahh Salt 4417 An ingredient that adds flavor to food and used in preserving foods. AHLB

מִלְחָמָה meel-hha-mah Battle 4421 A struggle between two armies. AHLB

מלט ma-lat Slip Away (verb) 4422 To get away through deliverance or escape. AHLB

מֶּלֶךְ me-lekh King 4428 The male ruler of a nation or city state. AHLB

מלך ma-lakh Reign (verb) 4427 To rule over a kingdom as king or queen. AHLB

מַלְכָּה mal-kah Queen 4436 A female ruler of a region. AHLB

מַלְכוּת mal-kut Empire 4438 The area under the control of a king; a kingdom. AHLB

מַמְלָכָה mam-la-khah Kingdom 4467 The area under the control of a king. AHLB

מנה ma-nah Reckon (verb) 4487 To appoint, assign, count or number a set of things or people. AHLB

מְנוֹרָה me-no-rah Lampstand 4501 A platform, sometimes elevated, for holding a lamp. AHLB

מִנְחָה meen-hhah Donation 4503 The act of making a gift or a free contribution. What is brought to another as a gift. AHLB

מִטָּה mee-tah Bed 4296 A place for sleeping. Spread out sheet for sleeping. AHLB

מַכָּה ma-kah Crushed 4347 Pressed or squeezed with a force that destroys or deforms. Also a plague. AHLB

מַסֵּכָה ma-sey-khah Cast Image 4541 A molten metal that is poured in a cast to form images. AHLB

מנע ma-na Withhold (verb) 4513 To hold back from action. AHLB

מַצֵּבָה ma-tsey-vah Monument 4676 A lasting evidence, reminder, or example of someone or something. As standing tall and firm. AHLB

מְסִלָּה me-see-lah Highway 4546 A road constructed above the surrounding area. AHLB

מִסְפָּר mees-phar Number 4557 A sum of units. Counting as a recording. AHLB

מֵעָה mey-ah Abdomen 4578 The gut, the internal organs of the lower torso, the seat of the unconscious mind. AHLB

מְעָט me-at Small Amount 4592 Something that is few or small in size or amount. AHLB

מְעִיל me-eel Cloak 4598 A loose outer garment worn over other clothes both by men and women. AHLB

מעל ma-al Transgress (verb) 4603 To commit an unintentional or treacherous act that results in error. AHLB

מַעַל ma-al Transgression 4604 An unintentional or treacherous act that results in error. AHLB

מַעַל ma-al Upward 4605 In a direction from lower to higher. AHLB

מַעֲלָה ma-a-lah Step 4609 A straight or stepped incline for ascending and descending. AHLB

מַעֲלָל ma-a-lal Works 4611 What is done or performed. AHLB

מַעֲשֶׂה ma-a-seh Work 4639 Activity where one exerts strength or faculties to do or perform something. An action. AHLB

מַעֲשֵׂר ma-a-seyr Tenth Part 4643 One portion of a whole divided into ten equal portions. AHLB

מצא ma-tsa Find (verb) 4672 To come upon, often accidentally; to meet with; to discover and secure through searching. AHLB

מִצְוָה meets-wah Directive 4687 The direction to go. Serving or intended to guide, govern, or influence; serving to point direction. AHLB

מַצָּה mats-tsah Unleavened Bread 4682 A hard and flat bread or cake made without yeast. AHLB

מִקְדָּשׁ meeq-dash Sanctuary 4720 A place set apart for a special purpose. AHLB

מָקוֹם ma-qom Area 4725 An indefinite region or expanse; a particular part of a surface or body. AHLB

מִקְנֶה meeq-neh Livestock 4735 Animals kept or raised for use or pleasure. What is purchased or possessed. AHLB

מַר mar Bitter 4751 A difficult taste or experience. AHLB

מַרְאֶה mar-eh Appearance 4758 What is seen or is in sight. AHLB

מרה ma-rah Bitter (verb) 4784 Having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste; to be rebellious or disobedient. AHLB

מָרוֹם ma-rom Heights 4791 A place of considerable or great elevation. AHLB

מֶרְכָּבָה mer-ka-vah Chariot 4818 A light, two-wheeled battle vehicle for one or two persons, usually drawn by two horses and driven from a standing position. AHLB

מִרְמָה meer-mah Deceit 4820 The act or practice of not being honest. AHLB

משׁח ma-shahh Smear (verb) 4886 To overspread with oil for medical treatment or as a sign of authority. AHLB

מָשִׁיחַ ma-shee-ahh Smeared 4899 Someone or something that has been smeared or annointed with an oil as a medication or a sign of taking an office. An anointed one; a messiah. AHLB

משׁך ma-shakh Draw (verb) 4900 To pull up or out of a receptacle or place; to draw or pull something out; to prolong in the sense of drawing out time; to draw out a sound from a horn. AHLB

מִשְׁכָּב meesh-kav Laying Place 4904 The location one lays for rest or sleep. AHLB

מִשְׁכָּן meesh-kan Dwelling 4908 A place of habitation or residence. AHLB

מָשָׁל ma-shal Comparison 4912 An illustration of similitude. Often a parable or proverb as a story of comparisons. AHLB

משׁל ma-shal Regulate (verb) 4910 To govern or correct according to rule; to bring order, method, or uniformity to; to compare one thing to another in the sense of a rule of measurement, often as a proverb or parable. AHLB

מִשְׁמֶרֶת meesh-me-ret Charge 4931 A person or thing committed to the care of another. What is given to be watched over and protected. AHLB

מִשְׁנֶה meesh-neh Double 4932 To make twice as great or as many. As a second or a multiple of two. AHLB

מִשְׁפָּחָה meesh-pa-hhah Family 4940 A group of persons of common ancestry. A group of people joined together by certain convictions or common affiliation. AHLB

מִשְׁפָּט meesh-pat Decision 4941 A pronounced opinion. AHLB

מִשְׁקָל meesh-qal Weight 4948 The amount a thing weighs. Relative heaviness. AHLB

מִשְׁתֶּה meesh-teh Banquet 4960 An elaborate meal often accompanied by a ceremony. AHLB

מָתֶן ma-ten Waist 4975a The slender part of the body above the hips. AHLB

מָעוֹז ma-oz Stronghold 4581 A place of strength and refuge such as a mountain, fortress or rock. AHLB